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York Region Transit workers to vote on offer

01/06/2012 10:16 EST | Updated 03/07/2012 05:12 EST

Striking York Regional Transit workers voted Friday to turn down the latest offer from their employer in the 11-week-old labour dispute.

The vote was 83.4 per cent against.

The companies involved in the dispute have for the vote in spite of the union's recommendation to reject it.

“These offers have already been shot down by the union’s bargaining committees," the CBC's Trevor Dunn reported. “So the companies went to the Ontario Labour Relations Board and demanded this vote from all members, not just their leadership.”

Amalgamated Local 1587 voted Friday on an offer from Miller Transit.

The other union in the dispute, ATU Local 113, will vote on an offer from their employer, Veolia Transportation, next week.

The labour dispute has left an estimated 40,000 York Region commuters without transit service.

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